About the designer
Olivia is Melbourne born and raised, gone Parisian and newly Istanbulite. She collects gems and crystals, antiques and textiles. Olivia is inspired by world travels, a love for adventure, and the carefree beauty of the places she visits. A wanderer inspired by her environment, she appreciates beauty over trends and designs pieces that suit a free mind and a bohemian lifestyle.
About the model:
Elif is an Istanbul beauty. She enjoys strong Turkish tea, breakfast (kahvaltı in Turkish), late night dancing, and clean sheets. She studies English literature, writes freelance for design magazines and wears vintage silk shirts. We think Elif is special because she is a real girl with a hungry heart and a lust for life.
About the photographer:
Stacey is about as American as it gets--strong accent, wavy blonde locks, a face kissed by freckles, and a girl with a serious love for peanut butter. 'Wanderlust' to stay the very least, she can't stay in one place for too long. Paris is her home today, maybe it's Australia tomorrow. A dreamer, camera at hand, her whimsical life twists and turns in unexpected ways- but that's just what makes her thrive.
At the beginning of March which was still chilly but sunny here in Istanbul, a talented Parisian-based American photographer Stacey Lamb and I decided to crystallise the beauty of the hidden secrets of the old town in Istanbul, a side that is often overlooked in Istanbul because of the accessibility to foreigners. This aspect of Istanbul that I wished to highlight, featuring local faces to bring out the idea, is the real Istanbul that harbours so much history and soul.
We came up with a concept containing words and quotes that express this idea of the mystic Istanbul beauty meeting jetset freedom, juxtaposed with the more modern jewellery of my upcoming collection.
Au début de Mars qui était encore frais mais ensoleillé ici à Istanbul, une talentueuse photographe basée à Paris, le Stacey Lamb et moi avons décidé de cristalliser la beauté des secrets cachés de la vieille ville d'Istanbul, un côté qui est souvent négligé à Istanbul à cause de l'accessibilité aux étrangers. Cet aspect d'Istanbul que je voulais souligner, mettant en vedette des visages locaux pour faire ressortir l'idée, est le vrai Istanbul qui abrite tant d'histoire et d'âme.
Nous avons pensé à un concept contenant des mots et des citations qui expriment cette idée de la liberté réunie avec la beauté jetset et mystique d'Istanbul, juxtaposées avec les bijoux plus modernes de ma prochaine collection.
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